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Sir ‘Sonny’ Ramphal releases papers detailing public life

CARIBBEAN and Commonwealth elder statesman, Sir Shridath Ramphal, has released papers on the internet, covering 72 years of public life in the Caribbean, the Commonwealth and internationally.

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After Shock Amateur Boxing Show in honour of Ray Minus Jr

ROYCE Colebrooke, Devaughn Musgrove, Christian Thompson and John Saint Wrint were among some of the top performers on Saturday at the After Shock Amateur Boxing Show that was held in honour of Ray Minus Jr.

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EDITORIAL: Gloves are off for Minnis vs Sands

IT’S the FNM fight you’ve all been waiting for… in the red corner, former Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis, and in the other red corner, his former Health Minister, Dr Duane Sands.

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Man punched sister

A MAN was placed on conditional discharge and told to behave by a magistrate after he admitted to punching his sister after a night out drinking alcohol.

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Abortion: Liberator or...?

I hate this subject with a passion. Nothing can drive apart a relationship, group of people or stop a conversation like abortion.

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TARGET STATES SENDING GUNS: Rolle says police have identified key suppliers for Bahamas criminals

THE Royal Bahamas Police Force has pinpointed three US states as points of origin for illegal guns that are turning up in The Bahamas.

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‘MAKE THE DEAL’: Rolle sees plea bargains as way to clear backlogs and protect suspects out on bail

POLICE Commissioner Paul Rolle is a proponent of plea bargaining, pointing to challenges with the judicial system that have created criminal case backlogs, ultimately delaying justice in some cases.

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Assessing how robust your security systems really are

The annual report on crime, and related trends, by the Commissioner of Police should be applauded. It is a commendable attempt at transparency, allowing members of the public - who are also major stakeholders in the fight against crime - to make assessments of the Royal Bahamas Police Force's performance, efficiency and reliability.

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Outgoing Central Bank chief warns on ‘procedural overkill’

The Central Bank’s departing chief enforcer says it is “essential” that The Bahamas continue to beat anti-financial crime regulatory standards but do so without imposing “procedural overkill” on low-risk clients.

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HMBS Flamingo captain honoured at ceremony

NATIONAL Security Minister Wayne Munroe honoured distinguished Defence Force and HMBS Flamingo survivor Captain Witfield Neely at an awards ceremony Sunday.

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Bahamas girls lose by 100 points to Mexico

Despite losing their third straight game of the FIBA Under-15 Centrobasket Championships by 100 points, head coach Varel Davis said there is still hope of Team Bahamas turning things around for the playoffs.

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Expanding law firm: ‘We don’t want to be Starbucks’

A Bahamian law firm says that while its Amsterdam expansion has paved the way for partnership discussions with European and African counterparts, it has no plans to become a “Starbucks” equivalent.

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Munroe: Trials more efficient after rule changes

WHILE admitting that an issue facing criminal court cases is generally the preparedness of the prosecution to proceed, National Security Minister Wayne Munroe said a lot of rules have now been put in place to make trials more efficient.

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THE KDK REPORT: Thicker than water

FEAR is unpredictable. It can turn the brave into heroes or lay bare previously camouflaged cowardly traits for the world to see. But in our darkest hour and for a small few, the fear of the unknown can manifest courage so great it nearly defies explanation. Those are the stories that make headlines. It can also allow those willing to face the storm directly to channel their adversities with grace.

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PETER YOUNG: This is more than a friendly talking shop but somewhere real work is done

Determining different and interesting topics to write about in this column can be challenging. But today it was a simple task to decide to concentrate on the week-long Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, known as CHOGM, in the Rwandan capital Kigali which ended last Sunday.